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Splügen Bräu pendant

design Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1960

In 1960, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni were commissioned the interior design of an restaurant in Milan named Splügen Bräu – an imaginary restaurant wagon “fin de siècle”, where the high seatback, the polished brass details and iron made elements were lighted by a suspension lamp in corrugated metal, specifically designed for this project.

Ideal to give light to any table, both in residential and contract spaces, Splügen Bräu is a jump into the 60’s atmosphere. Hypnotic and sinuous, its polished aluminium surface is conceived as a vortex from which a diffuse and warm light is spread.

Dimensions Ø36 x H21 cm – cable 2,20 m – weight 1,5 kg

Material polished aluminium

Light source 1 x E27

Splügen Bräu

Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Italian architects and designers Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (1913-1968) are among the greatest names in modern Italian design. Their father was a notable architect, Giannino Castiglioni, and their brother, Livio Castiglioni, also became an architect and designer. Achille and Pier Giacomo both studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano and then worked there as teachers. Their collaboration has been productive and innovative, and the designs are often radical and humorous.

Similar to the designers of the first half of the 20th century, the Castiglioni brothers derive the beauty of an object from its function. Purity of lines, simple components, quality of materials, aesthetics intervenes to support the function.